2010 – still on hiatus, last edition follows – “May 9 and beyond”

But that “blogroll” to the right is UP TO DATE!!!!

Freebie Cultural Events, May 9 and beyond….. all events free unless otherwise noted – Scroll down for actual listings… ….

check out Mid -city artists open studios, for example….

As always, check the blog roll to your right, and consider confirming all events.

For those new to the list, please think of making it as a “favorite” and spreading the news.

As noted, the blogroll includes comprehensive sites for art galleries and think tanks….

And for those of you uncomfortable with checking that blogroll to the right, you can click right here on the amazingly comprehensive site – www.gosmithsonian.com/calendar and

And, once again, for additions, corrections, a quick review (much appreciated) or just to send some love, reach out to glennsblog@aol.com

The Philip Barlow classification system:

A = Art opening or art lecture                         L = Non-Art Lecture

B = Book Talk                                                          M = Music

D = Dance                                                                 P = Poetry (Grace C. insists!)

F = Film                                                                     T = Theater

May 9, Saturday

More Open Embassies!     10 AM – 4 PM   www.europe-in-dc.com

9 AM – free “brain yoga” class at Dahn  center. Res. required. 202-237-9642  5010 Ct. Ave. NW

L – 10 AM – experts lead a workshop on collecting the stories of veterans.  Historical Society of Washington DC at 801 K St. NW

M – 10 AM – 4 PM – DC Record Fair – at Molly Ruppert’s Warehouse, 1021 7th St. – next to Convention Center.  30 dealers plus Chuck Brown hanging out!   Yes, $2 admission.

L – 10:30 AM – “How to work with an architect and a contractor” res. required at the DC Chapter of the AIA – 1777 Church St. NW  202-667-1798

***11 AM – Noon – 7056 Carroll Ave – the downtown “old” block of Takoma PK. just off Eastern Ave. – Byron Peck and fellow muralists will demonstrate and discuss the mural in progess.  You know Byron’s work – among other works, the Duke Ellington mural on U St is his, and he he has  agreat record of working with the community – from inner city to the birkenstocks of T. P.

11 AM – 2 PM – Festival at Stead Park – the one on P St. between 16th and 17th.

11 AM – 3 PM – Lafayette Elementary School Fair

A –11 AM  – 8 PM – – 100 artworks by John Lennon – 3336 M St. NW  -  benefit for the food bank of DC.  $2 donation.

Noon  – free “brain yoga” class at Dahn  center. Res. required. 202-237-9642  5010 Ct. Ave. NW

12:30 – 2:30 PM – Music and dance from Cinco de Mayo, and a history talk by Library of Congress specialist Barbara Tenenbaum, at the mansion of the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW, just above Meridian Hill Park

1-2 PM – Tai Chi by the Wong People of Hong Kong – Historical Society of Washington DC at 801 K St. NW

2-5 PM – Yoga on the Mall – 15th and Constitution Aves. NW  www.dcyogaweek.com

F – 2:30 PM – “RR” – an ode to freight trains and the vast terrain they traverse.  Nat’l Gallery

B – 4 PM – UMd’s Julie Greene on the bldg. of the Panama Canal and it’s effects. Busboys, 14th and V.

A – 4-6 PM – Sam Gilliam at Marsha Mateyka Gallery, 2012 R St. NW

M – 6 PM – adult recital at Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW

A – 6-9 PM – Foun Shan at Project 4 Gallery – 1353 U St. NW

A – 6ish – 8 ish -  1515  14th St. openings – next to Studio Theater just above P St.   Curator’s Office and Adamson Galleries are open, maybe more – the bldg is crawling with ‘em!

***A – 7-9 PM  – Group show at the Hamiltonian Gallery – 1353 U St. NW, including the provocative and fabulous conceptual artist Linda Hesh

A – 6:30 – 9 PM – group show of works created during the final years of apartheid, 1987-1994, Int’l Visions Gallery – 2629 CT. Ave, NW, just above Calvert

Sunday, May 10

10:10 AM – Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggmann at the Nat’l Cathedral

M – 10:30 AM – modern klezmer by the Alexandria sextet, at 7th and N. Carolina Ave. SE www.capitolhillcommunityfoundation.org

***** 11:30 AM – 7:30 PM – Last Day of  truly the greatest EVER exhibition of Lincolnia – Main Bldg of the Library of Congress.   Do NOT miss this exhibition!  a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.

A –11 AM  – 8 PM – – 100 artworks by John Lennon – 3336 M St. NW  -  benefit for the food bank of DC.  $2 donation.

M – 1 PM – country swing by the Bourbon Dynasty at 7th and N. Carolina Ave. SE www.capitolhillcommunityfoundation.org

A – 2 PM – John House on Manet, Nat’l Gallery E. Bldg aud.

**F – 3 PM – Local documentary star Aviva Kempner (Partisans of Vilna, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg) will present excerpts from her forthcoming film on comedy innovator  Gertrude Berg, writer, director and star of the radio then TV show “The Goldbergs”   Politics and Prose

M – 3 PM – The Mendelssohn Piano Trio perfroms a mother’s day program, SAAM, 8th and G Sts. NW

3 PM – Masters recipients will read from their works at the Kay Center of American University

F – 4:30 PM – Hungarian director Peter Forgacs will present his 2009 film about Hungarian Americans.  Nat’l Gallery of Art E. bldg aud.

M – 5 PM – the DC Youth Orchestra will perform a mother’s day concert, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NW

Monday, May 11

B – 5:30-6:30 PM – James J. McPherson will sign his book in the lobby of Ford’s Theater

***A – 12:10 and 1:10 PM in the Small aud. of the Nat’l Gallery E. Bldg, the very classy Lea-Ann Bigelow will discuss Alma Thomas’s ”Red Rose Cantata.”

B – 6:30 – 8 PM – Mark Rudd – remember him from 1968? – on “My Life with SDS and the Weathermen.”   Busboys at 1025 5th St. NW

B – 7 PM – The powerful and energetic Michael Eric Dyson at Politics and Prose. Among many many talents, Dyson can imitate brilliantly the speechifying styles of orators and preachers

7:30 PM – free “brain yoga” class at Dahn.  Res. required. 202-237-9642 5010 Ct. Ave. NW

May 12, Tuesday –

11 AM – curator Bruce Bustard on the upcoming Civil War exhib., at the National Archives

F – 7 PM – “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” introduced by Eliza McGraw, author of “Two Covenants: 20th C. Representations of Southern Jewishness.” How much do I love that title?

Wednesday, May 13 –

8:30 AM – Cathedral Bird Walk – 202-537-2319

11:00 or 11:30 AM – BYO  lunch at the newly re-opened amphitheater at the National Cathedral. To confirm time, call 202-537-2319

M, B  – Noon – Music of the Great Depression, contrasted with the music of the Roaring 20s…with Michael Lasser of radio’s “Fascinatin’ Rhythm”  – Nat’l Archives

B – 6:30-8 PM – The masterful and charismatic former federal prosecutor turned GW law professor Paul Butler on “Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice.”  He is a terrific presenter.  Busboys and Poets, 14th and V, NW

B – 6:30 PM – Gershon Greenberg on ”Breaking the Holocaust Silence: A Hidden Hasidic Text of 1947”  Main Bldg., Library of Congress

7 PM – UNC- Chapel Hill’s Gerhard Weinberg on “Kristallnacht 1938: As Experienced Then and Understood Now.” Holocaust Museum.  Res. requested – 202-488-6162

7:30 – Arnold Eisen, chancellor of JTS, on “Israel, Zionism, and the Next Generation of American Jews.”

May 14, Thursday

***Noon – early TV expert and author David Weinstein (day job – NEH program officer. night job – father of young twins) and TV director Arthur Forrest discuss and show clips of those early days – National Archives

6:30 PM – Three experts discuss the difficulties of interpreting Renaissance texts and maps.  Mumford Rm. of the Madison Bldg of the Library of Congress

7 PM – “Free Expression and Democracy in America”  discussion with Profs. Steve Feldman of U Wyoming and David O’Brien of UVA  plus federal Judge Thomas Ambro and Ron Collins of the First Amendment Center –  Nat’l Archives

B – 7 PM – Sherrill Tippins on “February House: The Story of Carson McCullers, W.H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee, Under One Roof in Wartime America.”  Wow!  Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW at M.

7:30 – 9 PM – UC Berkeley’s Robert Alter on “The Challenge of Translating the Bible.  Res. required at the DCJCC, 16th and Q Sts. NW  call 301-770-4787

F – 8 PM – noir inspired melodrama by John Bock, entitled PALMS. Hirshhorn Museum.

May 15 – Friday

A – 6-8 PM – Paul di Pasquale fashions sculpture out of handguns, and tells you the history of each confiscated weapon.  The Brady Center folk will be there, too.  Cross MacKenzie Gallery, 1054 31st St. NW in Canal Square, Georgetown

T -7:30 PM- in Alexandria, truly works for kids from 8 to 88. www.naturaltheatricals.com at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St.

May 16, Saturday

A – Noon – 5 PM –  Open Studios -  www.midcityartists.com

*** Noon – 5 PM – A great open studios and festival just across the district line.  Yes, Margaret Boozer, Tim Tate, Laurel Lucaszewski and much much more! http://www.gateway-cdc.org/

May 17, Sunday –

11 AM – 5 PM – A Taste of Wheaton – downtown Wheaton at Reedie and Grandview

A – Noon – 5 PM – Open studios again at www.midcityartists.com

A – 1-3 PM – Martha Ortoway will give an artist talk on her works depicting her Georgetown Neighborhood, Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1732 Ct. Ave. NW, 2nd floor, between R and S Sts. NW

May 21, Thursday -

T, M  - reading of the new play “The Real Anna Nicole,”  by local writing icon and guru Grace Cavalieri. Features a fine cast, including the amazing Holly Bass, at the Writers Center in Bethesda

B, A – 7 PM – Michael Sragow and Brenda Wineapple, joint winners of the National Award for Arts Writing, will give a public reading on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW

May 22, Friday –

T -7:30 PM- in Alexandria, truly works for kids from 8 to 88. www.naturaltheatricals.com at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St.

May 23, Saturday

A – 4- 7 PM, collector and curator talk at Int’l Visions, 2629 Ct. Ave NW, just above Calvert. Exhib is late–apartheid era works of art

May 25, Monday -  Memorial Day Itself

***TV – 11 PM on WETA channel 26 – HALLOWED GROUNDS – on the 22 largely unknown but immaculate US military cemeteries overseas, each with amazing stories to tell

May 26, Tuesday -

***TV – 10 PM on Maryland Public TV, channel 22 – HALLOWED GROUNDS – on the 22 largely unknown but immaculate US military cemeteries overseas, each with amazing stories to tell

May 29, Friday –

First day of ARTOMATIC, at 55 M St. SE – very close to the new baseball stadium

T -7:30 PM- in Alexandria, truly works for kids from 8 to 88. www.naturaltheatricals.com at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St.

June 3 –

A – 7 PM – Panel discussion on art and “redefining the environment.”  Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW   I am going just to hear Linda Hesh!

June 6 – 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy Beach – my dad was there

A – 1:30-4 PM – Artist’s talk and family weekend at the Athenaeum Gallery on U St.

A – 7 PM – Runway show on closing night of “Flaunt” at the Honfleur Gallery at 1246 Good Hope Rd. SE

June 7, Sunday -

TV -  Watch the Tonys on CBS – chance to see 5 great “live” numbers from different Broadway Musicals!  and some straight drama, too.

June 8 -

7 PM – another lecture in the “evolution” series at the Nat’l Academy of Sciences at 2100 C St. NW

June 15-22 –

SILVERDOCS  at the AFI Silver Theater – founded by Nina Gilden Seavey.  You better go, or I’m telling Nina!

June 19 –

Postponed from May 1 –

6 PM – midnight – at the Mott House next to the Supreme Court – should be a good party!  http://earthball2009.homestead.com yes, $25, but to benefit urban vegetable gardening

July 5 –

Closing day of ARTOMATIC

Late July -  Fringe Festival!  www.capitalfringe.org or is it .com?

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One Comment on “2010 – still on hiatus, last edition follows – “May 9 and beyond””

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